Wen-shuo Xu

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hyaluronic acid (HA) on the expression of osteopontin (OPN) and CD44 mRNA of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in the patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. FLS were obtained from the knees of 10 patients with OA. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) was used to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have identified smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis, but it is unclear whether passive smoking has an effect on bone mineral density and bone turnover and if such an effect could cause osteoporosis.The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of passive smoking on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover and the(More)
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